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Carlos Garcia

InstitutionUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
AddressDepartment of Chemistry
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio TX 78249
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    Dr. Garcia received his BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) in 1996 and 2001, respectively. During that period of time he was a TA for the Department of Physical Chemistry and taught several courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. From 2002 to 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Mississippi State University and Colorado State University under the supervision of Dr. W. Wilson and Dr. Charles Henry, respectively. In September of 2004 he joined the faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He was promoted to Associate professor with tenure in 2010 and to Professor in 2014. Currently, his group is focused on the study of interactions of proteins with nanostructured surfaces and their use in analytical chemistry. Additionally, he is developing microfluidic devices to monitor biologically active compounds. Dr. Garcia is engaged in various professional activities which provide opportunities to recruit graduate students and to inform the public about the chemistry program at The University of Texas at San Antonio. These include the presentation of seminars at colleges and universities in Texas, and the presentation of posters at national, and international meetings. At present, Dr. Garcia directs the thesis research of three chemistry graduate students (PhD program). Dr. Garcia also has a substantial research program with undergraduates students, which complements and supports the research of graduate students. The outcomes of the research activities have been presented and recognized at national and international scientific meetings, and are regularly published in peer-refereed journals, all of which have students as coauthors. He currently has research support from NIH/MBRS-SCORE program, National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.

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    1. Zampieri BDB, da Costa Andrade V, Chinellato RM, Garcia CAB, de Oliveira MA, Brucha G, de Oliveira AJFC. Heavy metal concentrations in Brazilian port areas and their relationships with microorganisms: can pollution in these areas change the microbial community? Environ Monit Assess. 2020 Jul 13; 192(8):512. PMID: 32661589.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    2. Souza SO, Costa SSL, Brum BCT, Santos SH, Garcia CAB, Araujo RGO. Determination of nutrients in sugarcane juice using slurry sampling and detection by ICP OES. Food Chem. 2019 Feb 01; 273:57-63. PMID: 30292375.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    3. ?vila DVL, Souza SO, Costa SSL, Garcia CAB, Alves JDPH, Araujo RGO, Passos EA. Multivariate Optimization of Conditions for Digestion of Wet Feeds for Dogs and Cats Using a Closed Digester Block and Multielement Determination by ICP-OES. J AOAC Int. 2017 Sep 01; 100(5):1483-1491. PMID: 28734042.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Almeida TS, Sant Ana MO, Cruz JM, Tormen L, Frescura Bascu?an VLA, Azevedo PA, Garcia CAB, Alves JDPH, Araujo RGO. Characterisation and source identification of the total airborne particulate matter collected in an urban area of Aracaju, Northeast, Brazil. Environ Pollut. 2017 Jul; 226:444-451. PMID: 28457733.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    5. ?vila DV, Souza SO, Costa SS, Araujo RG, Garcia CA, Alves JD, Passos EA. Determination of Zn in Dry Feeds for Cats and Dogs by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. J AOAC Int. 2016 Nov 01; 99(6):1572-1575. PMID: 28206880.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    6. Evans E, Costrino C, do Lago CL, Garcia CD, Roux C, Blanes L. Determination of Inorganic Ion Profiles of Illicit Drugs by Capillary Electrophoresis. J Forensic Sci. 2016 Nov; 61(6):1610-1614. PMID: 27569250.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    7. Giuliani JG, Benavidez TE, Duran GM, Vinogradova E, Rios A, Garcia CD. Development and Characterization of Carbon Based Electrodes from Pyrolyzed Paper for Biosensing Applications. J Electroanal Chem (Lausanne). 2016 Mar 15; 765:8-15. PMID: 27175108.
    8. Benavidez TE, Torrente D, Marucho M, Garcia CD. Adsorption of soft and hard proteins onto OTCEs under the influence of an external electric field. Langmuir. 2015 Mar 03; 31(8):2455-62. PMID: 25658387.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Mfuh AM, Mahindaratne MP, Y?igez-Gutierrez AE, Ramos Dominguez JR, Bedell JT, Garcia CD, Negrete GR. Acid-responsive nanospheres from an asparagine-derived amphiphile. RSC Adv. 2015; 5:8585-8590. PMID: 25914807.
    10. Evans E, Gabriel EF, Benavidez TE, Tomazelli Coltro WK, Garcia CD. Modification of microfluidic paper-based devices with silica nanoparticles. Analyst. 2014 Nov 07; 139(21):5560-7. PMID: 25204446.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    11. Bhakta SA, Evans E, Benavidez TE, Garcia CD. Protein adsorption onto nanomaterials for the development of biosensors and analytical devices: a review. Anal Chim Acta. 2015 May 04; 872:7-25. PMID: 25892065.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    12. Benavidez TE, Torrente D, Marucho M, Garcia CD. Adsorption and catalytic activity of glucose oxidase accumulated on OTCE upon the application of external potential. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 Dec 01; 435:164-70. PMID: 25261840.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    13. Moreira Gabriel EF, Tomazelli Coltro WK, Garcia CD. Fast and versatile fabrication of PMMA microchip electrophoretic devices by laser engraving. Electrophoresis. 2014 Aug; 35(16):2325-32. PMID: 25113407.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    
    14. da Costa ET, Mora MF, Willis PA, do Lago CL, Jiao H, Garcia CD. Getting started with open-hardware: development and control of microfluidic devices. Electrophoresis. 2014 Aug; 35(16):2370-7. PMID: 24823494.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    
    15. Bhakta SA, Benavidez TE, Garcia CD. Immobilization of glucose oxidase to nanostructured films of polystyrene-block-poly(2-vinylpyridine). J Colloid Interface Sci. 2014 Sep 15; 430:351-6. PMID: 24980481.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    16. Evans E, Gabriel EF, Coltro WK, Garcia CD. Rational selection of substrates to improve color intensity and uniformity on microfluidic paper-based analytical devices. Analyst. 2014 May 07; 139(9):2127-32. PMID: 24618915.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    17. Bhakta SA, Borba R, Taba M, Garcia CD, Carrilho E. Determination of nitrite in saliva using microfluidic paper-based analytical devices. Anal Chim Acta. 2014 Jan 27; 809:117-22. PMID: 24418141.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    
    18. Benavidez TE, Garcia CD. Potential-assisted adsorption of bovine serum albumin onto optically transparent carbon electrodes. Langmuir. 2013 Nov 19; 29(46):14154-62. PMID: 24156567.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    19. Felhofer JL, Scida K, Penick M, Willis PA, Garcia CD. Simultaneous solid phase extraction and derivatization of aliphatic primary amines prior to separation and UV-absorbance detection. Talanta. 2013 Oct 15; 115:688-93. PMID: 24054648.
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    20. Benavidez TE, Garcia CD. Spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of nanostructured optically transparent carbon electrodes. Electrophoresis. 2013 Jul; 34(14):1998-2006. PMID: 23595607.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Segato TP, Bhakta SA, Gordon M, Carrilho E, Willis PA, Jiao H, Garcia CD. Microfab-less Microfluidic Capillary Electrophoresis Devices. Anal Methods. 2013 Apr 07; 5(7):1652-1657. PMID: 23585815.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    22. da Costa SS, Pereira AC, Passos EA, Alves Jdo P, Garcia CA, Araujo RG. Multivariate optimization of an analytical method for the analysis of dog and cat foods by ICP OES. Talanta. 2013 Apr 15; 108:157-64. PMID: 23601884.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    23. Alharthi SA, Benavidez TE, Garcia CD. Ultrathin optically transparent carbon electrodes produced from layers of adsorbed proteins. Langmuir. 2013 Mar 12; 29(10):3320-7. PMID: 23421732.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    24. de Aguiar Netto AO, Garcia CA, Hora Alves Jdo P, Ferreira RA, Gonzaga da Silva M. Physical and chemical characteristics of water from the hydrographic basin of the Poxim River, Sergipe State, Brazil. Environ Monit Assess. 2013 May; 185(5):4417-26. PMID: 23054262.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    25. da Costa ET, Neves CA, Hotta GM, Vidal DT, Barros MF, Ayon AA, Garcia CD, do Lago CL. Unmanned platform for long-range remote analysis of volatile compounds in air samples. Electrophoresis. 2012 Sep; 33(17):2650-9. PMID: 22965708.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    
    26. Garcia CD. Research Spotlight: The next big thing is actually small. Bioanalysis. 2012 Jul; 4(14):1717-22. PMID: 22877217.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    27. Chumbimuni-Torres KY, Coronado RE, Mfuh AM, Castro-Guerrero C, Silva MF, Negrete GR, Bizios R, Garcia CD. Adsorption of Proteins to Thin-Films of PDMS and Its Effect on the Adhesion of Human Endothelial Cells. RSC Adv. 2011 Sep 21; 1(4):706-714. PMID: 25068038.
    28. Khan R, Gorski W, Garcia CD. Nanomolar Detection of Glutamate at a Biosensor Based on Screen-Printed Electrodes Modified with Carbon Nanotubes. Electroanalysis. 2011 Oct; 23(10):2357-2363. PMID: 22735259.
    29. Nejadnik MR, Deepak FL, Garcia CD. Adsorption of Glucose Oxidase to 3-D Scaffolds of Carbon Nanotubes: Analytical Applications. Electroanalysis. 2011 Jun 01; 23(6):1462-1469. PMID: 22735356.
    30. Scida K, Stege PW, Haby G, Messina GA, Garc?a CD. Recent applications of carbon-based nanomaterials in analytical chemistry: critical review. Anal Chim Acta. 2011 Apr 08; 691(1-2):6-17. PMID: 21458626.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    
    31. Garcia CA, Passos Ede A, Alves Jdo P. Assessment of trace metals pollution in estuarine sediments using SEM-AVS and ERM-ERL predictions. Environ Monit Assess. 2011 Oct; 181(1-4):385-97. PMID: 21188506.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    32. Barbieri E, Passos Ede A, Arag?o KA, Santos DB, Garcia CA. Assessment of trace metal levels in catfish (Cathorops spixii) from Sal River estuary, Aracaju, state of Sergipe, northeastern Brazil. Water Environ Res. 2010 Dec; 82(12):2301-5. PMID: 21214023.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    33. Felhofer JL, Caranto JD, Garcia CD. Adsorption kinetics of catalase to thin films of carbon nanotubes. Langmuir. 2010 Nov 16; 26(22):17178-83. PMID: 20945910.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Nejadnik MR, Garcia CD. Staining proteins: a simple method to increase the sensitivity of ellipsometric measurements in adsorption studies. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2011 Jan 01; 82(1):253-7. PMID: 20833003.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Felhofer JL, Blanes L, Garcia CD. Recent developments in instrumentation for capillary electrophoresis and microchip-capillary electrophoresis. Electrophoresis. 2010 Aug; 31(15):2469-86. PMID: 20665910.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    
    36. Soetedjo H, Mora MF, Garcia CD. Optical Properties of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Films Deposited on Si/SiO(2) Wafers. Thin Solid Films. 2010 May 03; 518(14):3954-3959. PMID: 20514350.
    37. Carot ML, Torresi RM, Garcia CD, Esplandiu MJ, Giacomelli CE. Electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions involved in CNT biofunctionalization with short ss-DNA. J Phys Chem C Nanomater Interfaces. 2010 Mar 18; 114(10):4459-4465. PMID: 20563224.
    38. Mora MF, Nejadnik MR, Baylon-Cardiel JL, Giacomelli CE, Garcia CD. Determination of a setup correction function to obtain adsorption kinetic data at stagnation point flow conditions. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2010 Jun 01; 346(1):208-15. PMID: 20219204.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    39. Wehmeyer JL, Synowicki R, Bizios R, Garc?a CD. Dynamic Adsorption of Albumin on Nanostructured TiO(2)Thin Films. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2010 Jan 30; 30(2):277-282. PMID: 21461339.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    
    40. Mora MF, Giacomelli CE, Garcia CD. Interaction of D-amino acid oxidase with carbon nanotubes: implications in the design of biosensors. Anal Chem. 2009 Feb 01; 81(3):1016-22. PMID: 19132842.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    41. Berg C, Valdez DC, Bergeron P, Mora MF, Garcia CD, Ayon A. Lab-on-a-robot: integrated microchip CE, power supply, electrochemical detector, wireless unit, and mobile platform. Electrophoresis. 2008 Dec; 29(24):4914-21. PMID: 19130571.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    42. Santos RH, Santos NG, Alves JP, Garcia CA, Rom?o LC, Arguelho ML. Evaluation of the physico-chemical properties of chitosan as a potential carrier for rifampicin, using voltammetric and spectrophotometric techniques. Bioelectrochemistry. 2008 Apr; 72(2):122-6. PMID: 18329963.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    43. Mora MF, Giacomelli CE, Garcia CD. Electrophoretic effects of the adsorption of anionic surfactants to poly(dimethylsiloxane)-coated capillaries. Anal Chem. 2007 Sep 01; 79(17):6675-81. PMID: 17676757.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    44. Ding Y, Mora MF, Merrill GN, Garcia CD. The effects of alkyl sulfates on the analysis of phenolic compounds by microchip capillary electrophoresis with pulsed amperometric detection. Analyst. 2007 Oct; 132(10):997-1004. PMID: 17893803.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    45. Ding Y, Garcia CD. Application of microchip-CE electrophoresis to follow the degradation of phenolic acids by aquatic plants. Electrophoresis. 2006 Dec; 27(24):5119-27. PMID: 17161003.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    46. Ding Y, Garcia CD. Pulsed amperometric detection with poly(dimethylsiloxane)-fabricated capillary electrophoresis microchips for the determination of EPA priority pollutants. Analyst. 2006 Feb; 131(2):208-14. PMID: 16440084.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Garcia CA, J?nior LR, Neto Gde O. Determination of potassium ions in pharmaceutical samples by FIA using a potentiometric electrode based on ionophore nonactin occluded in EVA membrane. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2003 Feb 05; 31(1):11-8. PMID: 12560044.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
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